Plant Supt B

Grade 23

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Plant Supt C

    Grade 21

  2. Plant Supt B

    Grade 23

  3. Plant Supt A

    Grade 25

Summary of Job Description

As a Plant Superintendent, you would be responsible for the complete management of the physical plant of a State facility, off¬ site facilities, community residences, or laboratories. These management activities include planning; overseeing the preparation of budgets and forecasts; purchasing; and managing performance/service contracts, which includes the inspection of new construction, alteration of existing structures, implementation of energy conservation measures, and ensure compliance with all applicable executive, regulation and accreditation requirements. You would direct the activities of a large workforce engaged in the operation and maintenance of the heating plant; electric generation/distribution; air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; sewage and water supply systems; mechanical, electrical, and building maintenance; and maintenance of grounds and related equipment. Duties vary depending upon the size of the population served and/or the complexity and layout of the physical plant.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For employees of New York State:

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:  
Either A. Plant Superintendent C;

Or B. Plant Utilities Engineer 4, Plant Utilities Engineer 3, Maintenance Supervisor 4, Maintenance Supervisor 3, Building Maintenance Supervisor 2, Public Buildings Manager 2, or Regional Park Maintenance Supervisor.

For all other candidates:

On or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. seven years of experience in a physical plant in an institutional, educational, laboratory, or healthcare setting, or a power plant. This experience must include responsibility for at least two of the following areas:

Management* of daily plant operations including procedure development, budget planning and workforce allocation, efficiency, and enforcement of codes and standards.
Capital planning of construction/rehabilitation projects.
Contract management of building maintenance/construction/rehabilitation projects and grounds.

Or 2. an associate's degree in Construction Technology, Construction Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Facilities Management, Facilities Management Technology, or Plant Utilities Technology AND five years of experience as described in Option 1.

Or 3. a bachelor's degree in Construction Technology, Construction Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Facilities Management, Facilities Management Technology, or Plant Utilities Technology AND three years of experience as described in Option 1.

*Qualifying management experience includes the supervision of employed and/or contracted staff in trades engaged in the operation, maintenance, construction, or rehabilitation of a physical plant in a setting listed above, or a power plant; the development of plans, specifications and estimates for alterations and materials, and contract negotiation, approval, monitoring and closeout.

Non-Qualifying experience: Custodial or janitorial services; experience working in manufacturing/machine maintenance, grounds keeping, security, or transportation; or experience performing clerical work.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-717 38-483

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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